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Man in his 70s killed as car collides with articulated lorry

The driver of the lorry was taken to hospital.

The stretch of the N2 where the crash happened.
The stretch of the N2 where the crash happened.
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GARDAÍ IN MONAGHAN are appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash that left a man in his 70s dead.

The crash occurred today on the N2 between Castleblaney and Carrickmacross.

The crash, which happened shortly before 5pm, saw a car and articulated lorry collide near McCaughey’s filling station.

The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. The driver of the lorry was taken by ambulance to hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The road is currently closed to traffic in both directions as gardaí and emergency services continue to examine the crash site. The road is expected to remain closed overnight and local diversions are in place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Carrickmacross Garda Station 042-9690190 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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